April LofgrenFriday, June 16, 2017

The Healing Power of Art on Display

On the warm evening of May 18, a group gathered at Woodside Priory School, tucked in a valley under mighty redwood trees, to celebrate the healing power of art. Nearly 40 guests reflected on a...
Ali KoideThursday, June 8, 2017

Mycah lost her 4-year-old daughter to DIPG. Now she’s fighting back.

When mom Mycah Clemons lost her only child, 4-year-old Maiy, to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare inoperable brain tumor that primarily affects children, she chose to do something about it...
Ali KoideThursday, June 8, 2017

Did you see Packard Children's in the latest Reebok video starring athlete Jason Khalipa?

Most of Jason Khalipa’s fans know him as the competitive CrossFit athlete, the 2008 CrossFit “Fittest on Earth” title winner, and the entrepreneur who founded NC Fit and has built a global brand...
Juile GreiciusTuesday, May 23, 2017

Unleashing Cancer Immunotherapy Against a Diabolical Disease

It was in 6th grade that Crystal Mackall, MD, associate director of the Stanford Cancer Institute and professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology) and of medicine at the Stanford University School...
Giselle Contreras, age 5, and her mom, Gabriella Medrano-ContrerasTuesday, May 23, 2017

Even Wondergirl Needs Heroes

GABRIELLA: The day before Giselle’s 3rd birthday, we came to Packard Children’s. She had been sick for two weeks, and we wanted more extensive testing done. On the way home, I received a phone call...
Erin DigitaleTuesday, May 23, 2017

Stanford scientists describe stem-cell and gene-therapy advances in scientific symposium

Using stem cells and gene therapy to treat or cure disease may still sound like science fiction, but a recent scientific meeting here emphasized all the fronts on which it is moving closer and closer...
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